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Private 5G networks are coming
Control over security is prompting big industrial companies to explore private 5G wireless networks.
TierPoint, CenturyLink Connect More Data Centers to the Cloud
TierPoint and CenturyLink offer enterprise SDN connectivity to major cloud service providers.
How Red Hat Could Give IBM's Telco Strategy a New Lease of Life
With telco cloud and open source developments playing a key role in network operator strategies, Red Hat's acquisition could bolster IBM's opportunities with communications service provider customers.
AT&T's Goodell: SD-WAN Explodes as Killer App | Light Reading
But deployment complexities continue to challenge telecom operators.
Digital transformation 2.0: Everything revolves around the edge—IDC report
The vision of a mass of powerful and centralized computers and communications equipment feeding data to far less powerful endpoints is antiquated. Instead, the time-sensitive video and other...
Q&A—AT&T's Roman Pacewicz on bringing order to SD-WAN
LOS ANGELES—The Wild, Wild West days of SD-WAN are over, at least from MEF's perspective, after it announced the first take on standards and certification. AT&T's Chief Product Officer Roman...
Holistic platforms, not one-offs, are key to AI success, report says
Development and adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) must be done in a systematic and unified manner across MSPs' departments and initiatives, according to ABI Research. Using AI solely as a...
Q&A: Verizon's Eric Cevis discusses what wholesale customers want
LOS ANGELES—Enterprise customers want more bandwidth, and they want it in real time, according to Verizon Partner Solutions President Eric Cevis.
Spectrum Enterprise close to launching SD-WAN service
Spectrum Enterprise is "about to unveil" its SD-WAN service, according to an executive who is attending the MEF18 conference in Los Angeles this week. Gunnar Peters, senior director of emerging...
MEF tunes up LSO Sonata in a developer release, defines SD-WAN and bows enterprise community
LOS ANGELES—MEF's long-awaited Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Sonata APIs for intercarrier services are now available as a developer release. "It's the first time in the industry that we...
Colt bolsters cloud connectivity with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect
Colt has deepened its relationship with Oracle by offering dedicated cloud connectivity services to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect. With the new agreement in place, customers can now...
IBM To Acquire Red Hat for $34B
Red Hat will operate as a separate unit of IBM's Hybrid Cloud business, with CEO Jim Whitehurst staying on and reporting to IBM CEO Ginni Rometty.
AT&T says mobile 5G launch is coming within weeks
AT&T says 5G launch will come within weeks Amid higher revenues and profits following its acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T is preparing for a 5G launch that it says will come within “…
CableLabs takes on virtualization with new working group
ATLANTA—After a slow start, the cable industry knows it needs to jump into virtualization with both feet. The question for some time has been: how? To that end, CableLabs has started a new project...
Cable's thought leaders: More security, recognition for broadband and the 5G hype-cycle
The cable industry isn't getting enough recognition for what it does with broadband, security should be a higher priority and 5G is over-hyped. The cable industry's thought leaders gathered on the...
BT hooks up with Google Cloud Platform
BT launched a new service that allows organizations fast and secure access to the Google Cloud platform. With the proliferation of cloud-based services, carriers need to ensure they have...
CSPs Prove Eager to Embrace Edge Computing
Almost 70% of service providers in this month's Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey say they either already have or will move compute and application execution to the edge by 2020.
T-Mobile's Mayo: Edge computing is ‘not as imminent as maybe the hype cycle would suggest’
DALLAS—A top T-Mobile executive said that edge computing could well bloom into a major opportunity, but not anytime soon.
CSPs Still Puzzling Over NFV Business Case
TM Forum Digital Transformation Tracker shows diversity of views on virtualization, but many still can't seem to make it pay.
A Deep Dive Into CenturyLink's Operations Transformation & Roadmap